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Patient Slovakia break Luxembourg resolve

Published: Monday 14 October 2013, 22.26CET
Slovakia 3-0 Luxembourg
The hosts had to be patient but eventually powered away from Group 3's bottom side to join the Netherlands at the top of the section.
by Tomáš Čunčík
from National Training Centre Senec
Patient Slovakia break Luxembourg resolve
Luxembourg try to clear the danger in Senec ©SFZ

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Published: Monday 14 October 2013, 22.26CET

Patient Slovakia break Luxembourg resolve

Slovakia 3-0 Luxembourg
The hosts had to be patient but eventually powered away from Group 3's bottom side to join the Netherlands at the top of the section.

Slovakia returned to winning ways in Group 3, downing Luxembourg to make it three wins from four UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifiers to join leaders the Netherlands on nine points.

The hosts had to wait an hour before substitute Ondrej Duda's penalty broke the deadlock before putting some distance between them courtesy of goals from Adam Zreľák, another replacement, and Lukáš Pauschek. The win means Ivan Galád's side bounced back from defeat by Scotland; the visitors remain without a point from five outings.

Slovakia's Milan Lalkovič endured a frustrating first period as he spurned three good openings. A volley was sent off target, his low drive was repelled by Luca Ivesic and a header from close range failed to test the keeper.

Ricardo Delgado failed to get a touch on a Dejvid Sinani free-kick as Luxembourg almost took a shock lead, but the home side eventually broke through as Duda converted from the penalty spot after a foul by Nenad Dragovic. Zreľák then drove in after a fine dribble took him into the area in the 77th minute before Pauschek rounded off the scoring with three minutes remaining

Last updated: 05/06/15 7.53CET

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Lineups

Slovakia

Slovakia

Luxembourg

Luxembourg

1
Le GiangPatrik Le Giang (GK)
1
IvesicLuca Ivesic (GK)
2
NiňajBranislav Niňaj
2
MastrangeloTony Mastrangelo
Yellow Card56
3
PauschekLukáš Pauschek
Goal87
3
SpellerVic Speller (C)
5
GyömberNorbert Gyömber (C)
4
DelgadoRicardo Delgado
6
LobotkaStanislav Lobotka
Yellow Card51
Substitution57
5
DragovicNenad Dragovic
8
ŠkvarkaMichal Škvarka
8
AgovicDenis Agovic
9
LalkovičMilan Lalkovič
Yellow Card24
9
Е. AgovicEdis Agovic
Substitution85
14
MazáňRóbert Mazáň
10
CorralKen Corral
Yellow Card59
Substitution63
16
HrošovskýPatrik Hrošovský
Yellow Card54
11
SinaniDejvid Sinani
18
MihalíkJaroslav Mihalík
Substitution57
13
EiresAnthony Eires
Substitution75
20
MalecTomáš Malec
Substitution68
16
HolterDwayn Holter

Substitutes

12
MarošiMarko Maroši (GK)
12
FrisingJoé Frising (GK)
7
VojtušJakub Vojtuš
6
SkrijeljAdmir Skrijelj
Substitution85
11
SchranzIvan Schranz
Substitution57
7
BorgesGlenn Borges
15
ZreľákAdam Zreľák
Substitution68
Goal77
Yellow Card89
14
LascakJeff Lascak
Substitution63
17
MészárosKarol Mészáros
15
SiebenalerPit Siebenaler
21
BukataMartin Bukata
17
TodorovicMilos Todorovic
Substitution75
22
DudaOndrej Duda
Substitution57
Goal60
18
SacrasCédric Sacras

Coach

Ivan Galád (SVK) Reinhold Breu (GER)

Referee

Rob Rogers (IRL)

Assistant referees

Mark Gavin (IRL), Ciaran Delaney (IRL)

Fourth official

Derek Tomney (IRL)

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